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Campaign sessions not included in referral sessions

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Hi,

 

For some reason, the sessions from a banner tracking campaign are not contributing towards the referral sessions, even though they are from the same domain.

Can someone suggest why that would be the case please?

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Campaign sessions not included in referral sessions

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Hi Stephen,

 

You should be using custom campaigns aka utm parameters for a banner campaign.  UTM params override the http referrer so, if you are, you will see this in source/medium and the campaigns reports (among other places).

 

More on custom campaigns:

 

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1033863?hl=en

 

Best,

 

Theo Bennett

 

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Campaign sessions not included in referral sessions

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Hi Stephen,

 

It it might be because of UTM parameters on the banner link. Can you please check if you have utm parameters set on it?

 

I hope my answer helps.

Regards

Campaign sessions not included in referral sessions

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Campaign sessions not included in referral sessions

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Stephen,

 

Those are utm params.  You'll see this under the source of transport-monthly/banner in the source medium reports or under tm-freightlink-banner in the campaign reports.

 

 

Best,

 

Theo Bennett

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Campaign sessions not included in referral sessions

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Hi Stephen,

 

As @Theo Bennett also mentioned, UTM parameters will override the default medium.

 

You have utm parameters on the url, I marked them for you.

https://www.freightlink.co.uk/transport-monthly?utm_source=transport-monthly&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=tm-freightlink-banner

 

While checking the reports utm_medium value "banne" will override the default "referral" value.

 

I hope this helps.

Regards,

Güney

 

Here you

Campaign sessions not included in referral sessions

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@Theo Bennett, I'm sorry our answers collided. Your message appeared after I posted. Smiley Happy

Campaign sessions not included in referral sessions

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@Güney K no worries Smiley Very Happy    Thanks for pitching in.

 

-Theo

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